The Fetzer Franklin Fund was established by the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust, with the support of the John E. Fetzer Institute, to advance the scientific exploration of a relationship-centered view of reality.
Within this framework, the fund supports cutting edge questions that address the foundations of physics, biology and consciousness research. The four program goal areas include; informational reality, new visions of life and evolution, extreme possibilities of human awareness, and foundations in science.
The Fund operates "virtually" with Jan Walleczek PhD as its director, supported by a global network of science advisors. The Fund convenes science symposia from which key theoretical, basic and applied research questions are developed. With the advice of its science advisors, research projects are strategically developed to advance experimental discovery, innovate theoretical understanding, or demonstrate proof of concepts. The Fund has the latitude to support interdisciplinary, longer term projects at any science-based institution. Since the scope of our approach is focused, the Fetzer Franklin Fund does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.
The Fetzer Franklin Fund was inspired by John E. Fetzer and Winston Franklin, and was established in 2004 in memory of Winston Franklin.
John Fetzer emphasized that science was essential to advancing our understanding of the integrated nature of the human being, including body, mind, and spirit.
Winston Franklin was a trustee of the Fetzer Institute, and President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Wink believed in the deep connections between all dimensions of love and life. His bold vision spanned education, research and transformational practices.